Whatever It Takes – Cavs vs Warriors IV

You never know how players will respond to adversity I hope the Cavaliers can bounce back. Young players like Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. are experiencing their first Finals. Sometimes the lights can be too bright. On the other end the Warriors have 4 future Hall of Famers who each won a championship last year.

Heavy Is The Head – The Road To The 2018 NBA Finals

The playoffs is all about match-ups. While the Toronto Raptors were #1 in the East because they have no answer to LeBron that got swept in the second round. Injuries have been a main factor in these playoffs and with Cavaliers losing Kevin Love there’s a possibility that LeBron could’ve actually already played his last game in Cleveland. With Chris Paul, who has been phenomenal in this series, out with a hamstring injury there’s a greater chance that the Warriors will bounce back winning both Game 6 in Oakland and a possible Game 7 in Houston.

The Journey – Black Wrestlers in the WWE

Historically wrestling has had a checkered past with people of color specifically Black wrestlers in the business. While The Rock was arguably the biggest star of all time he was almost an anamoly. There has been a White wrestler being Akeem the Dream and Vince McMahon himself has been problematic.

The Gift and The Curse – The Paradox of LeBron James

He’s currently in his 15th season and destroying expectations of what being in your “prime” truly means as he’s had more milage put on his body than anyone currently in the league except Dirk Nowitzki. But it’s not all sunshine and daises if you’re associated with the King. The requirement for LeBron has been to win a championship ever year or that season is a totally failure, “chasing the ghost” he’s haunted with the fact that Jordan never lost on basketball’s biggest stage. And since James is seen by many as the “best basketball player in the world” means that it’s on his teammates to step it up and help him achieve his goal of competing for a championship.

I Miss The Old Kanye Redux

His naiveté works as a creative. In My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy he explains he’s fighting for custody over his ‘inner child’. And in tons of interviews he compares his process as creating like an 8 or 10 year old. He’s made brilliant music this way but when speaking on real issues like slavery, mental or physical, and not being able to name a policy he agrees with Trump on he’s turned from someone who influenced an entire generation to someone who’s name is being used to justify dangerous racist ideologies.

Wild ‘N Out – The New Generation’s In Living Color

There have been episodes that have turned to events.

When Chance The Rapper came to the show it was reminiscent of when Kanye West came to the Wild ’N Out stage, both received multiple Grammy awards and it was truly a great moment.

With Chance’s episode there was just an electric energy and that turned into an hour special.

With the Season 11 premiere Nick was able to revisit his childhood & his Nickelodeon beginnings where there was an All That Takeover including SNL’s Kenan Thompson surprise entrance.